Australian woman dies from severe bleed after AstraZeneca vaccine

The TGA is investigating 36 reports of the rare disorder in which the immune system destroys blood platelets

A 61-year-old woman has died from immune thrombocytopenia after receiving AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine, the TGA says.

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The condition, distinct from the vaccine-linked thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS), has been previously linked to viral illness and to other vaccines, including influenza, MMR and hepatitis B.

A TGA-commissioned group of investigators declared that the WA woman’s death was “likely” linked to the vaccine.

“This was based on the lack of strong evidence